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    Hi Andy, Here's my 3 Elan's and an Elise....
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    And here’s mine photo taken on the LDC southwest tour by Sue Harding
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    Andy, I think we need a discussion about these featuring in Chicane this year 🤩
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    New driving shoes for 2019 and some CF race parts 😎
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    Also by Sue, please note they are not micro blisters.. It was raining 🙂
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    A great idea Andy, and it's good to see you on the forum... I know forums are starting to dwindle in popularity these days, especially with the likes of your highly active WhatsApp group, which I can't keep up with 🤪 Anyhow, here's my addition to this topic, a recent photo taken by Sue outside Tintern Abbey.
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    Decided on an extra winter job...seat retrim for my S3 Elan...
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    Ditto that is a shame ... you could suggest we move the AGM date ?? Happy new year Colin ( only joking) 😂
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    That’s great! Theres gonna be 60+ M100s there. (I’m a bit overexcited!!)🤣 Theres a convoy from Chippenham Pitstop just off J17 of the M4 at 9am if you want to join.
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    You can pay-on-the-day, so not to worry. And you can loan (FoC) helmets if required. There will be lots of M100's going round, so you'll be in good company.
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    If think you'll find it's a Hethel of Lotus 😉
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    Presilli Hill's, Pembrokeshire. David, Great weekend.. thourghly enjoyed that, good company, good food and even sorted the weather for us....thanks for organizing it along with Sian and not forgetting Chris & Tash. Well done! Andy.
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    Gerard, Great day, thank you for organising the tours. Good to meet your "team" hope that all got home safely!
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    Planning stage is now at critical heading towards meltdown😉booklets complete other than binding, food orders being sent to restaurants in the morning, maps being completed and encapsulated tomorrow sometime. Parking permits and disclaimer forms to be completed.Also need to ensure everyone who has contacted me is included in everything arranged. Exige needs petrol, bag needs packing and most importantly I need to work out how to assemble my lovely new LDC flag. One thing I guarantee is 6:00pm Friday Sian and I will be propping up the bar in the Gower Hotel glass in hand very grateful to all who have taken the time to come and support us in our very special little corner of Wales.
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    Weather forecast looking good from Fri-Sun ( wet all week here in Carmarthen just a few miles away from Sandersfoot and wet again from Monday according to the forecast ) looks like we hit a Welsh Weather Sweet Spot and being a local lad, to string three dry days together over a weekend in Wales is about as rare as a unicorn winning the grand national. I salute the organisers on their choice of dates!!!!! For those getting to Sanderstfoot early I can recommend the stunning beach (one of my favorites in South West Wales) for a chill out n ice cream so remember to bring a towl , I'll be going for a paddle if its warm enough . Before l forget, a big thank you to everyone who's planned this event and looking forward to meeting everyone............ are we started to get excited people ! 🙃
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    This is my other “Lotus” developed on the Hethel track, by father and son Lotus engineers, cylinder head work done by a Classic Team Lotus guru a Lotus badge and in typical Lotus fashion most of the car has been thrown away to achieve lightness😳😀
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    Ps- I thought I’d sent the above post last night, honestly it’s not the drink getting the better of me
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    Thanks to all who gathered with us at Broadway Towers yesterday and for such a convivial evening gathering. Andy’s choice of restaurant was great, Marks choice of hotel excellent and LCD company always a pleasure. Thanks also to all on the committee whose tireless efforts on our behalf has made this such a great club to be proud to be a member of. What a great way to start another season of Lotus driving adventures.
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    Looking good for Saturday meet up at the Tower......coffee & cake at the cafe....https://broadwaytower.co.uk/morris-brown-cafe-shop/ See you there.👍
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    I'm booked in - Another pre-1990 car to improve our ratio! Cheers, Doug
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    I've attended as many Scrambles as possible since my first visit over 2 years ago and I love the place to bits, and I appreciate the message they are trying to put out, and I can see why. That said, given the level of organisation and the number of their own people they have to manage the event, I really don't see that we need to get too wound up about this. They simply have far too much to do to police this down to the last car. We will, as LDC, try to encourage as many qualifying cars as possible, and I am sure BH will give us credit for trying, whether or not we achieve it to the letter. Let's not get too paranoid please. It's BH, not Goodwood (and all the better for that, IMHO).
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    Silverstone Lotus offered me a good sale or return rate and Howards Lotus are always on the look out for cars to buy, as a most dealers I believe.
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    Hi folks, This ones for all you early Elan owners.....fed up with whacking the hell out of your spinners with a lead mallet, occasionally missing and clobbering the wheel! Well no more, help is at hand in the form of this great piece of kit.... Called a Wheel Widget it easily latches on to the spinner. Photo shows the tool attached to my torque wrench via a 38mm socket..👍 Interested?....email Lionel Roberts at wheelwidget@hotmail. Co uk Andy.
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    Nowhere in the village is far from the seafront and ‘Woodlands’ is just up the hill past the St Brides hotel. They do have car parking at the hotel I think but as usual we will be booking the secure end of the harbour. I only sing while waiting too long for my food or when I’ve consumed far too much falling over water. Looking forward to seeing everyone once again this year.
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    It's great to see the various driving adventures on offer to LDC members and I understand these are already well on the way to being fully booked and that may in fact already be the case. Whilst far from clear or certain there are potential issues looming for those driving abroad should there be a no deal Brexit. People driving abroad may need a "Green Card" as proof of insurance and possibly an International Driving Permit. The Brexit deadline of the 29th March is looming and we should know the situation by then, unless of course there is an extension to article 50. I believe the LDC European tour to Germany commences 27th April and I thought this a timely update on what may be required for those taking part. Insurance At the present time, the European Insurance Authorities have agreed to waive the need for green cards, however this has not been confirmed or agreed by the European Union Commission, without such an agreement, Green Cards will be required. These will be issued by your insurers who are gearing up for the worst case scenario, the problem is of course that as yet, none of us know how this is going to end or indeed when. In the event of a no deal scenario, insurers will be inundated with requests for Green Cards and you will need to allow time for this to be processed, we would suggest you apply in good time, perhaps 30 days in advance would be a good idea. It's not clear if there will be any charge for this additional administration. Driving Licence In the event of no deal, it is likely you will need to have an International License Permit and these will be available from post offices from the 1st February. There will be two types and for some countries you will unfortunately need to have both. At this point it looks like the popular destinations of France and Spain are countries where this will be the case. It's not just LDC tours we are talking about of course, any holiday, trip to the 24hr Le Mans etc. Travel Insurance Whilst we would never have suggested you relied on the EHIC cover as the best form of travel insurance, should a no deal Brexit occur then these will cease to be valid. You should therefore source travel insurance that meets your requirements. Kim
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    This arty pic of me car appeared in an article about the Hub.s New Year’s Day meet... ..https://petrolicious.com/articles/gallery-the-classic-motor-hub-knows-how-to-ring-in-the-new-year Not sure what there about but they take some nice car pics.👍
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    Hi all, New member here, picked up an S2 Exige 240s just before Crimbo and loving it, after 10 years of Caterhams, Hope to get to some events
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    Hi fellow early Elan owners, Just in case you didn’t know a 2nd edition of Brian Bucklands book on rebuilding the Elan S1-S4 has been published which includes an updated engine chapter. http://theelanman.com/the_book.html Available as a soft back now and later as a ring binder edition. If you have the 1st edition a supplement will also be forthcoming. Late crimbo present👍 .
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    Hi David, Glad you can now make it, count us in for a Saturday meet up..... http://caffeineandmachine.com/ possible venue? Merry Christmas. Andy.
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    Yes - always pass the noise test! Nice to see you guys are going to put the cars on track as last....
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    Bilingual pal, maps are in Welsh😀
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    http://www.briancanning.co.uk/ DO not work with brian canning or jaclis transport/transport europe as it is a scam website. they will steal your vehicle as they tried to steal this poor bloke's motorcycle. From what I hear this isn't just limited to motorcycles as they try to steal all sorts so don't let your Lotuses anywhere near these guys everyone! Please help spread this and save someone from having their pride and joy stolen by a gang of thieves.
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    Sent the link above ( that's Blanc ) to the wife's iPad and it works for her ?!?! Tickets bought , car booked in ! look forward to meeting up with you guys 🤗
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    The Elise is out of hibernation & it's coming together nicely. Bring on the show
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    Evora upgrade Ed?....this may tempt you...https://www.lotussilverstone.co.uk/vehicle-details/Lotus-Evora-U148/👌
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    Hi Andy, Confirmed x 2 for lunch on the 10th. Thanks, Paul.
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    We have managed to resurrect the Scalextric Grand Prix for 2019 (so please support us!), same place and so far, same format as previous years (detail subject to change), so I have copied Colin’s programme from last year. Village Hall is booked! Sunday 24 February 2019 Join us for the increasingly popular LDC Scalextric Grand Prix at the Warmington Village Hall, Mollington Lane, Church Hill, Warmington, OX17 1BX from 10:00am on Sunday 24 February. Tea, coffee and a light lunch is included. Only £5 per driver entry fee – non LDC guest drivers welcome Teams to have 2 drivers No race experience required Tea, coffee and buffet lunch included Enviable silverware prizes for numerous categories How to Enter Nominate your team of 2 drivers and complete the online booking under a suitably witty and relevant team name. Your £5 per driver entry fee covers your race entry, all refreshments and lunch. The closing date for entries is 14 February 2019. Enter your Team Now! Race Day Program 10:00 Driver’s signing on from 10:00 with Tea & Coffee 10:30 Practice laps 11:00 Team Knockout race competition 13:00 Lunch break 14:00 ‘Run what ya brung’ All-comers knockout competition 15:00 Tea, coffee and ‘Light refreshments’ 15:30 Prize giving 16:00 Meeting closes For more information please contact Chris Dewing: c.dewing@lotusdriversclub.org.uk Note: The entry form covers one team entry only. If you have more than 2 drivers, enter another team. Drivers may drive for more than one team but may only be Team Principal of one. Choice of race cars for each race based on vehicle reliability and lucky dip. Race entry fees are non-refundable (the club is funding Village Hall hire, refreshments and prizes).
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    Ah good old electrickery. Always worth checking earth straps have good connection to the chassis with no corrosion present and fixings are tight. Also worth checking battery connections are good too. HTH
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    I have seen that car about in Nuneaton Eddie I recognise the reg Lady owner I believe. Cracking colour in the flesh.
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    Out of interest which dealer give us the best price for our cars trade in or sell .
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    Hi everyone. Signed up or our first LDC adventure and have bagged a room at The Gower. Look forward to meeting you all. 👍
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    Loving those Mark 👍🏻
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    Ticket bought, be good to meet you all
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    Anyone want to meet up first? (I don’t want to drive in on my own! 🤣)
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    Likewise to all our fabulous LDC friends Nadolig Llawen very best wishes to you all. Sian and I are so looking forward to seeing you all next year around the country for another great year of Lotus driving adventure. very best wishes from Sian & Dave 🍾🍻xxx

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